April 20, 2004

Songs Inspired By

On a weekly trip to the local Best Buy, Ryan and I stumbled upon The Passion of the Christ pseudo-soundtrack.

I’ve noticed other films doing this — releasing albums with songs that were or were not in the film and calling it “Songs Inspired By…”

But here we have “The Passion of the Christ: Songs Inspired By” and look at some of the tracks. Apparently, Elvis saw the film, was inspired and wrote “Where No One Stands Alone.” Good news. Elvis is still out there! Bob Dylan was also inspired by this film… in 1997 when he wrote “Not Dark Yet.” It’s one of those deep mysteries of religion, or how time travel seems to always work out on Star Trek. Don’t ask—it ruins the enjoyment.

It does have some good music on it (Elvis and Dylan… right there you’re on the right track.) But also present is Ave Maria sung by the entrancing Dolores O’Riordan (of the Cranberries). Try as I might to be cynical, damn I love her voice.

Posted by James at April 20, 2004 3:49 PM
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